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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined Senator Brian Schatz to introduce legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss and potentially recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states that have established medical marijuana programs. The bill will create a temporary, five-year safe harbor protection for veterans who use medical marijuana and their doctors and direct the VA to research the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Gary Peters to introduce the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019 to counteract Trump administration sabotage efforts that have diverted funds and slashed health care enrollment advertising and marketing by 90 percent since the President took office. The MORE Health Education Act would ensure that...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Bob Menendez to introduce the Keep Americans Safe Act, commonsense legislation to ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. These high-capacity magazines are designed for shooting en masse and have been used in some of the country’s deadliest mass shootings. This week marks the anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Dou...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of a historic lands bill — S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act — that permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a program that protects and preserves Virginia’s public lands. Sens. Warner and Kaine have been strong advocates for permanent reauthorization of LWCF. Authorization for the Fund expired at the end of last fiscal year. &ldquo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General: “I will oppose the nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General. I have deep concern, based upon the memo he wrote the Trump Administration and his testimony before the Judiciary Committee, about his views on the Mueller investigation and whether he will make sure its full results are shared with the public.”   ###  

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As another round of debt ceiling brinksmanship approaches on March 1, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Jeff Merkley today introduced new legislation aimed at ending Congress’ abuse of the debt ceiling, using it as a political hostage. The Protect our Citizens from Reckless Extortion of our Debt and Irresponsible Tactics (Protect our CREDIT) Act of 2019 would change how the debt ceiling is raised, enabling the executive branch to initiate a process to rais...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the Trump Administration's decision not to submit a report to Congress determining who is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi: “Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered by the Saudi government four months ago. The Trump Administration has blatantly turned ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement: "Lieutenant Governor Fairfax should resign. The allegations against him detail atrocious crimes, and he can no longer effectively serve the Commonwealth. We cannot ever ignore or tolerate sexual assault.” ###

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, A. Donald McEachin, Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton released the following statement: “Like other Virginians, we have been devastated by these horrible developments. We are brokenhearted that the actions of Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring have reopened old wounds left by Virginia’s long history of slavery, Jim Crow segregati...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,914,251 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Free Clinic of the New River Valley in Christiansburg. This funding will allow the clinic to provide quality health care and dental services to individuals who cannot afford care or lack insurance. “We’re pleased to announce federal funding to ensure the Free Clinic of the New River Valley can continue...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced the Revitalizing American Priorities for Infrastructure Development (RAPID) Act, which would streamline the application process for assistance under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program and increase transparency in the vetting process for projects seeking TIFIA funds.  “TIFIA loans have supported numerous important transportation projects in Texas, but the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “President Trump just led our country into the longest shutdown in our history, robbing hundreds of thousands of Americans of their paychecks and millions more of government services for over a month. I looked for evidence tonight of remorse over the immense pain he just caused, but instead we heard more fear mongering over immi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and their Democratic colleagues on the HELP Committee, to send letters to executives at Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi— the three insulin manufacturers in the U.S.—demanding information about their rising insulin costs. “According to the World Health Organization, insulin is an essential medicine, meaning ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,262,495 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the University of Virginia. The funding will be used to conduct medical research regarding heart disease, neurological disorders, and identifying pathways for infections. “We’re excited to announce funding to support medical research in these important fields,” the Senators said. &ldqu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address will be National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President and air traffic controller Paul Rinaldi of Manassas, VA. NATCA represents thousands of air traffic controllers, many of whom were hurt by the recent government shutdown. “I’m thankful Paul Rinaldi will join me as my guest to the State of the Union on Tuesday,” said Kaine. &l...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators and former Governors of Virginia Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine along with Congressman Bobby Scott released the following statement: “After we watched his press conference today, we called Governor Northam to tell him that we no longer believe he can effectively serve as Governor of Virginia and that he must resign. Governor Northam has served the people of the Commonwealth faithfully for many years, but the events of the past 24 hours ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries announced a final contract to block buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers: “A big congratulations is due to the Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries for finalizing a deal that will save 4 billion in taxpayer dollars and help keep the country safe,” Senators Warner and Kaine said. “Virginia’s shipbuilders make the finest...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved $1,100,000 in federal funding for Pathways-VA, a program for at-risk young people in Petersburg, Virginia. “We are proud to announce that this funding will help Pathways-VA continue to serve low-income communities in Petersburg,” said the Senators. “We look forward to seeing them utilize this funding to provide more job preparation and appr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the End Shutdowns Act, a bill to end the threat of future government shutdowns and the senseless pain they inflict on federal employees, government contractors, and millions of Americans who rely on government services. Kaine has been outspoken against President Trump’s use of a government shutdown as a negotiating tactic, and—in an effort to take away that option in the future —this bill would initiate an automa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, 10 years after the week President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Patty Murray to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. According to the National Women’s Law Center, today’s wage gap in V...Continue Reading